New home for Robert Jennings in 2019 as he heads West to the Tigers

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs now Wests Tigers winger Robert Jennings

Despite what was a breakout year for Robert Jennings at the South Sydney Rabbitohs, he will start 2019 in new colours; those of the Wests Tigers.

Jennings, who made 34 appearances for the Bunnies and scored 23 tries in the process impressed many fans who expected him to stay.

Despite Souths’ best efforts, though, that was not to be and Jennings has now departed to the Tigers.

“We tried everything we could to keep Robert at the Rabbitohs but unfortunately, we aren’t in a position to be able to keep him as part of our squad due to salary cap constraints,” said Shane Richardson, the Rabbitohs General Manager of Football.

“He had a break out season last year, and he worked very hard to earn a spot in our NRL squad, performing strongly on the left wing outside of Greg Inglis.

“Robert is a quality person. We wish him and his young family the very best of luck at his new club.”

Jennings is no stranger to new Tigers coach Michael Maguire, who looks forward to working with him once more.

“Robert is a quality young man who I’ve worked with before and seen develop in to the talented rugby league player he is,” said Maguire.

“He adds size, power and speed to our edges and is an excellent addition to our squad.

“Off the back of a strong season, I have no doubt he is going to fit extremely well in to our systems and I looking forward to watching him take the next steps in his career at this club.”

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